Celebrate pork

National Pork Month is a chance to share pork facts and fun.


Compiled by National Hog Farmer Staff

Oct 05, 2021


In October, we celebrate National Pork Month. This year, we're celebrating with funny pig/pork product memes. However, we also understand that raising hogs and producing pork is serious business that involves so many people.


This month, and every month, we appreciate your hard work! Before you click through the gallery for some laughs, check out some pork facts!


Pork industry facts


The pork industry supports more than half a million jobs.


There are more than 60,000 pork producers.


Annually, more than 115 million hogs are markets, providing a gross income of more than $20 billion.


In 2020, more than 40.5 billion pounds of pork were produced in the U.S.


There are 2.2 million metric tons of pork and pork-related products exported annually.


Pork farmers contribute only about 1/3 of 1 percent of U.S. emissions.


Pork is the world's most consumed meat.


Iowa is the top pork-producing state, at 23.8 million hogs. Minnesota ranks second in production, with 9 million.


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